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Ketch rigged, doubled ended motor sailor built by Priors and fitted out by Tarrock to an Alan Hill design in 1979. GRP construction with white topsides in excellent condition. Many owner improvements over the years with replacement engine, standing rigging, sail wardrobe and electronics. Excellent accommodation with decent offset double in forepeak, separate aft cabin and comfortable saloon. Excellent passage paker ready for a new owner to make fresh memories and voyages.
GRP constructed motor sailor with heavy grp layup. Traditional full keel with skeg mounted rudder. White gel coat topsides with planked hull covering boards port and starboard. Raised gunwales and flared bow minimises water onto the decks. Stainless steel bow protection with anchor mounted in hawse hole ready for deployment. Stainless steel stem head fitting with roller for an additional anchor. Nice wide side decks allow safe and unhindered access forward when anchoring or mooring up. Continuous section stainless steel rail around the decks with aft access gates. Teak topped gunwales with protective coatings.
All walkways and coachroof finished in "Treadmaster" panels. GRP and timber wheelhouse with glazed windows. Canvas aft closing section in smart blue colour. Self bailing cockpit with "Treadmaster" covered GRP panels allowing engine access. Good storage lockers/bench seats with removable cushions. Access doors to main saloon and aft cabin. wheelhouse.
Vessel was repowered in 2003 when her original Mercedes was replaced by an extremely efficient and economical Beta 50. This Kubota based diesel is situated beneath the cockpit sole allowing easy access for servicing and daily checks. Helm position is on the port side with wheel steering, engine start panel with visual and audible alarms, rev counter and hour meter.Comprehensive array of electronic navigation aids. The engine has been well maintained with recent top end overhaul including new valves. Oil change ready for season.
Bank of 3X12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power, These are recharged via the engine alternator, onboard battery charger or the solar panel situated on the wheelhouse roof. 3-Pin sockets in cabins and saloon for use when attached to the shore. Shore power cable. Bow thruster control.
Ketch rigged sailing yacht with in-mast furling main sail and conventional mizzen sail. Aluminium mast and boom introduced in 2012 at the same time as the rigging was changed. Roller furling headsail system with genoa sheet tracks mounted to gunwales aft. The main is easily controlled from the helm with all lines led aft via a series of pulleys and deck organisers. Spinnaker pole and track mounted to the front of the main mast. Mizzen sail mounted in lazy bag on boom. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2012.
Below decks is well laid out and will suit a cruising couple with occasional guests or as a family with children. What is clear is that she will suit anyone who want to go distance in comfort.
She has had a lot of work done on her over the years and it shows. She spent a good bit of time and money with Priors who replaced a lot of the internal windows and cabinet work. She was stripped out and fully resprayed internally in 2019.
The main saloon is bright and welcoming and accessed via saloon style doors from the cockpit. Immediately to port is the U shaped galley with stainless steel sink and drainer area to port, gimballed 2-burner spirit stove with microwave oven below and a 12/240V front loading fridge. Lots of space for provisions, crockery and utensils.
Opposite the galley is the heads compartment with marine toilet fitted with holding tank and selector valve. Moulded sink unit with pressurised hot and cold water and shower head. Shower sump pump out. Storage cupboards for toiletries and cleaning products.
Returning to the saloon you will find an L-shaped seating area to port with offset saloon table with double fold out leaves. This can double as a chart area and there is a chart reading light handily placed to facilitate this. Opposite is a further settee/berth. Behind and below each saloon settee is plentiful storage along with hull mounted cupboards. Excellent light from the numerous port lights situated around the coachroof. Sig Marine cabin heating heats the boat nicely. Chimney vent in coachroof.
In the bow is a double berth cabin with the berth offset to port with mattress topper. Dressing seat to starboard with drawer storage. Hanging locker opposite. Opening roof hatch for light and ventilation.
Returning to the cockpit you will find the aft cabin with two singles. Storage below. Cabinet with drawer storage and mirror above. Hanging wardrobe. Hot water tank and access. 12V deck head lighting.
Well equipped yacht suitable for long range and coastal cruising. Included in sale are :